Pieter Brueghel the Younger, copy after
The Massacre of the Innocents
Oil on panel (parquetted). 72 x 106.5 cm.
Signed lower right: Bruegel.
Over 20 versions of this composition by Pieter Brueghel the Younger exist, listed by Klaus Ertz in the catalogue raisoné (K. Ertz: Pieter Brueghel der Jüngere. Die Gemälde mit kritischen Œvrekatalog, vol. I, pp. 354 - 358), most of which are the works of studio assistants or followers. The present painting may be the one sold at Lepke, Berlin, in 1929 and listed by Ertz as no. F309 (p.353).
German private ownership.